Assistant Wrangler - Powisset Farm

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

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Opportunity Overview

This position will assist the farm staff in the care of our livestock with a concentration on the management of chickens and pigs. Other tasks may include moving temporary fencing, moving and filling water troughs, tracking forage availability and general barnyard maintenance. The ideal candidate will have experience with livestock and can commit to a weekly schedule. Minimum age: 18.

Responsibilities

  • Feeding of livestock
  • Moving temporary fencing with the help of farm staff
  • Moving water troughs and refilling with water
  • General barnyard cleaning & maintenance
  • Special projects from time to time
  • Logging volunteer hours

Qualifications

  • Experience working with animals
  • Willingness to work with others as well as independently
  • Ability to provide own transportation to the farm
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in varying New England weather conditions
  • Minimum age: 18; with parent/guardian: 12

Time commitment Schedule to be arranged with farm staff; minimum commitment of 3 months preferred.

Location Powisset Farm, 39 Powisset St. Dover, MA 02030

For more information Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, esmall@thetrustees.org

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/

More about The Trustees

Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.

The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Powisset Farm39 Powisset StDover, MA 02030

(42.22554,-71.26035)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Weekly commitment to a schedule;

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